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Erik Westrum : biography

July 26, 1979 -

Erik Clinton Westrum (born July 26, 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American professional ice hockey Center who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent. He most recently played in Switzerland with HC Ambrì-Piotta in the National League A (NLA).

International play

He has represented Team USA at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships where Team USA won the bronze medal. Westrum scored the game winning goal in a shootout to secure the Bronze medal against Slovakia and his future teammate Marian Gaborik of the Minnesota Wild.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 U. of Minnesota WCHA 39 6 12 18 43
1998–99 U. of Minnesota WCHA 41 10 26 36 81
1999–00 U. of Minnesota WCHA 39 27 26 53 99
2000–01 U. of Minnesota WCHA 42 26 35 61 84
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 73 13 29 42 116
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 70 10 22 32 65 6 0 4 4 6
2003–04 Springfield Falcons AHL 56 14 18 32 91
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 15 1 1 2 20
2004–05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 80 18 15 33 117
2005–06 Houston Aeros AHL 71 34 64 98 138 8 1 7 8 20
2005–06 Minnesota Wild NHL 10 0 1 1 2
2006–07 Toronto Marlies AHL 70 23 35 58 135
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2007–08 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 50 33 39 72 104 7 3 6 9 71
2008–09 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 32 21 18 39 115 11 4 10 14 26
2009–10 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 40 10 16 26 40 6 5 5 10 16
2010–11 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 11 1 3 4 6 3 1 2 3 0
2011–12 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 8 1 4 5 26
NHL totals 27 1 2 3 22
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